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A few years ago my husband and I stopped in a quilt store in Berea, Kentucky.  Hanging on the wall was a quilt that looked like a Lone Star at first glance but was actually made with diamond shaped log cabin blocks. I loved it but they didn't have a pattern for it, it was a consignment quilt.   I got home and looked for a pattern and didn't find one.  Well, a month or so ago I was telling this story at my quilting group and one of the others said that you just started with a 60 degree diamond...and then she sent me a copy of the instructions!!  Making up the 6 blocks to make the star only took one day...fast and fun.  It came out larger than I anticipated, but that was alright, instead of being a baby blanket I could make it for a twin bed...or maybe a double bed...hummmm.  I put the blocks on the table to show my husband and his reaction was that it looked really good there. 

So...here is my latest quilt...only it decided to be a table runner!  I still think that there is a log cabin quilt in my future...and I am playing around with the idea of using all sorts of log cabin blocks and calling it "Home".

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Comment by Marlene Duffy on June 1, 2011 at 4:50am

I love Log Cabin quilts , & this is gorgeous , What a great idea , I love the colors . I think I,ll see if i can find the instructions & try it . Thanks for sharing with us

Quilty hugs Marlene

Comment by Linda Retterer on April 10, 2011 at 5:50pm
It does seem simple when its broken down to log cabin blocks, it is a intricate looking quilt though and gorgeous in batiks!
Comment by Annie Zipser on March 26, 2011 at 8:40am
Very pretty Barbara...I may need to pick up that pattern to get the sideways diamonds.
Comment by Barbara S/IL on March 26, 2011 at 6:38am

Your quilt is beautiful The Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Fons & Porter mag. has a pattern for the diamond log cabin that adds sideways diamonds in the border to make an octogon (?) effect.

Here's my version. It used fussy cut centers to start the log cabin.

Comment by Shannon, ON on March 25, 2011 at 12:05pm
so pretty
Comment by Irene Gallway on March 25, 2011 at 11:24am

Wow, I love it.


Comment by Joan on March 25, 2011 at 11:19am
Wow, a log cabin star!  Who'd a thunk it.  I really see possibilities with it.  For someday....
Comment by Connie/KS on March 25, 2011 at 8:23am
It is really pretty and I love the colors.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on March 25, 2011 at 7:39am
What a great quilt! Love the design.
Comment by Jennie Steward on March 25, 2011 at 7:16am
Would you be willing to share the instructions or give me the name of the designer/pattern?  I love this!  Looks great on your table.

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